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Sinister – Rags To Riches (Prod. Young K) [Audio]

Toronto, ONSinister just dropped the fifth release – “Rags To Riches” – off his upcoming LP titled The Bar Father.

It all starts up with an audio snippet from The Goodfellas. You know that part where Tommy DeVito is all like, “How the f**k am I funny? What the f**k is so funny about me? Tell me. Tell me what’s funny?” That’s the part you’ll hear.

Then Sinister starts things up. If this song sounds eerily familiar to you, it’s because it was influenced by Tony Bennett’s track of the same name. Sinister plays out the whole suave jazz-y vibe. But he adds a bit of bounce; the Young K production on the track kicks the beat up a notch. Check it after the jump.

Sinister - 4th Quarter (Prod. Young K)‏‎ [Audio] -

I may be completely out-to-lunch on this one, but I’m thinking that the whole “Rags to Riches” thing isn’t actually a literal anecdote of Sinister’s progression from no cash flow to dough-for-days. I think this is a track about Sinister’s progression from being unsatisfied with life, to loving every minute of it. Because real wealth is not quantifiable, etc, etc.

Sinister says it, himself: “Cash is a necessity/ But I won’t let it be the death of me.” And when he says “I’m about my paper,” I get the feeling that he’s not referring to money. He’s referring to the paper on which he pens his rhymes. That’s what brings him richness in his life.

Twitter: @ThaRealSinister

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